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ab·jure

 (ăb-jo͝or′)
tr.v. ab·jured, ab·jur·ing, ab·jures
1. To recant solemnly; renounce or repudiate: "For nearly 21 years after his resignation as Prime Minister in 1963, he abjured all titles, preferring to remain just plain 'Mr.'" (Time).
2. To renounce under oath; forswear.

[Middle English abjuren, from Old French abjurer, from Latin abiūrāre : ab-, away; see ab-1 + iūrāre, to swear; see yewes- in Indo-European roots.]

ab′ju·ra′tion n.
ab·jur′er n.
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ab•ju•ra•tion

(ˌæb dʒəˈreɪ ʃən)

n.
1. the act of abjuring.
2. renunciation upon oath.
[1505–15; < Medieval Latin]
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abjuration

the act of renouncing upon oath, as by an alien applying for citizenship who renounces allegiance to a former country of nationality.
See also: Allegiance
the act of renouncing upon oath, such as an alien applying for citizenship renouncing allegiance to a former country of nationality.
See also: Renunciation
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.abjuration - a disavowal or taking back of a previous assertion
disavowal, disclaimer - denial of any connection with or knowledge of
backdown, climb-down, withdrawal - a retraction of a previously held position
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abjuration

noun
A formal statement of disavowal:
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Translations

abjuration

nAbschwören nt
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William Jordan's work concentrates on this phenomenon in England, where the usual term was "abjuration of the realm," with useful comparisons to the continent.
Sanctuary and abjuration of the realm, frequent topics in medieval chronicles, have not been entirely ignored by modern studies.
Finally, the procedure known as abjuration of the realm was one familiar to all in the late Middle Ages.(22) The consequences of abjuration, that is, the perpetual banishment of the abjurer on pain of execution, meant that few suspects chose to avoid prosecution in this manner.